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and missiles and on the heels of news that three more americans are now being held in a country america does not have a diplomatic relationship with, iran. does this pump up one dictator and embolden others? we're joined now by pedavid gern and peter brooks. david, i want to start with you. it's almost impossible to ignore the message that it's sends to north korea and others that may be on shaky ground with the u.s. the next time they have u.s. citizens in their custody they can use them as bargaining chips to talk with high-level people, rewarding bad behavior. how do they keep that from happening? >> erica, i think this has a more important message to the world, and that is that america is a country that cares about its own, it will go to great lengths, a former president will fly around the world to bring back two innocent brave americans to reunite them with their families and that individuals matter in this country. and this situation, we didn't give anything away. it's not as if there was a bargain or a negotiation. rather, we had a brutal regime that captured these two young women. a
, gorgia. he visited not just thafrican- america community but he went to the southwest ad visited with mrant workers. tavis: whatou mak of the fact there was the specialond between ted kennedy and his others and africaamericans? knowing your hiory, here you ara poor country boy from alabama, and there are aot of othe country black folk back in the y or be funded byhese rich white guys from massachusetts. -- who were defrded by these rich white guys from massachusetts. how was that? -- to work beiended by these rich ite guys from massachusetts how was that? >> it may have appeared be strange, ty could travel to e delta missiippi and georgia you cou see a picre, especiallyfter the assassinion of dr. king and john knedy, the would bea picture of jn f. kennedy, rert kennedy, martinuther king jr., and picture jesus. vis: i haveome church fans in my personal collection evybody who would go to ts churches would seehose pictures on tho fans. i was thought itwas azing that it wld be in churches all acrs america. >> have some of those al. somehow, in some way,hese men gave peop a sense of
that it would be in churches all across america. >> i have some of those also. somehow, in some way, these men gave people a sense of hope in a time of hopelessness. tavis: you were there, one of e ft ld dr. king. we know that you were beaten and almost killed on a number of locations. you were the youngest person to speak at the march on washington on that day where king gave the "i have a dream" speech. your resume is intact and regard to your duty and service on the civil rights front. because you were there, you were there, and dr. king was not always happy with john kennedy or bobby kennedy. edward kennedy seemed to take a different tact. what you make of that? >> -- what do you make of that? >> we were not always happy with the president of -- the position of president kennedy or robert kennedy, but along came brother teddy kennedy, who bitterly as a senator threw everything that he had, his soul, his heart, his guts into supporting strong supports legislation and to be a voice. i think he learned from his brothers that we could do better, and he wanted to eat -- one of the strongest pie
of air america and dana lohse affiliated with the st. louis tea party. dana, why so much anger, mistrust and misinformation out there? we wonder, has this whole thing devovled to the point where it is unproductive but potentially dangerous? >> i don't think it can be dangerous. congress is sfonsable for setting the tone. congress hasn't allowed for discourse for one of the most important pieces of legislation in american history that is what people are reacting to. they are tired of calling their legislator and leaving a message with an aide. we are seeing people who are flocking there because they have their elected official's ear and they want to express their conditions about the health care legislation. >> ron, what about the argument, this is not organized, but a grassroots movement and deeply concerned about health care. >> that is fine to get involved and it is good to show up at a town hall meeting and have a conversation. you have to have the conversation and have the discussion. many of these people, not all, many of these people are clearly showing up to shut the conversation
to "good morning america" at 7:00. >>> now the weather with justin. >>> 6:44. i want to start with rock hall on the eastern shore, they are reporting sticky 77 degrees on the thermometer. just about everybody else on this side of the bay, within a few degrees of 70. south south perry hall and westminster. 73 reisterstown and glen burnie. it doesn't feel that great outside. we should normally be 87, we'll be close today. 104 and a little heat wave this time in 1930. 72 degrees currently in baltimore. not going to get up to record territory though it will feel rather sticky. we've only had a handful of days reaching around 90 degrees and we'll get close today as well. a little patchy fog around the region, notice the haze in the sky, the satellite looks worse than it is. we pump in more heat and humidity and build in more storms this afternoon. our forecast model showing storms in the mountains and in through northern new jersey. better shot of rain for the afternoon commute. 6:30, around the beltway and on the eastern shore. more showers by 10:30 this evening. here's the setup for today
america," which is very odd, the last time we remember "god bless america" being sung there was after 9/11. so that's going to be a scene that will no doubt be quite emotional. and the family members we expect to get out of the vehicles and to senator's staff to say thank you one last time. but this was his home and it is their lance chaft last chance t good-bye to him. >> our live coverage will continue. we will talk to paul begala. we will get the insider's look what it was like inside the halls. be right back in a moment. racheting up slowly ) ( whooshing, riders cheering ) this is my verizon small business specialist, tom. now, i know the catering business but when i walked in here i wasn't sure what i needed. i'm not sure what i need. tom showed me how to use mifi to get my whole team working online, on location. i was like, "woah". woah ! only verizon wireless has small business specialists in every store to help you do business better. you're like my secret ingredient. come in today and connect up to five devices on one 3g connection. now only $99.99 there's no way to hide it. si
>>> good morning, america. we awake to breaking news, that senator edward kennedy, political giant, lion of the senate, has died. this is what we do.americans. we reach the moon. we scale the heights. i know it. i've seen it. i've lived it. >> the last brother of an american dynasty, slipping away in the night, surrounded by family. a 15-month fight against brain cancer comes to an end. we're live at the kennedy compound with the story of the last days, as america mourns a man who carried the country's passion and pain on his shoulders. >> the cause endures. the hope still lives. and the dream shall never die. >> a special edition of "good morning america," remembering >> a special edition of "good morning america," remembering senator ted kennedy. captions paid for by abc, inc. >>> as we say a good, and sad morning to you. diane sawyer with chris cuomo, on this august 26th, 2009. robin is on assignment. we're joined by george stephanopoulos and dr. tim johnson and the abc news team. you're looking live at hyannisport, massachusetts, right now. and the home where senator kennedy di
. j. o'rourke examined america's love affair with cars which he believes has contributed to its cultural decline. the automotive museum in los angeles hosted this event, it is 45 minutes. >> i want to thank you for coming to this book signing. i am the director of the museum here. earnings is an honor for me personally as well as the museum. .. >> pretty well rounded writer and what i love most about him is his ear refer vans and the way he turns a phrase and honest to god, i twant say it, it's the truth he is by far my favorite author and i have all of his box and the first part of the book it lists all the books he has written and i think 3 or 4 of them are "new york times" best-seller books, and, if you hand read "parliament at wars" or "give war a chance" or "all the trouble in the world" read those books and what is interesting about pj and, interesting in the book, and one of my question to him later, are they going to make a movie about your book, a lot of stuff he talks about, that goes back to the '70s and '80s is as true today as it was then and you keep reading the st
to the show. captions paid for by abc, inc. >>> and good morning, america. diane sawyer, with robin back, on this august 5th, 2009. >> abc news has confirmed who the shooter was. that man right there, 48-year-old, george sezini. walked into an l.a. fittsness center, outside of pittsburgh. opened fire on an aerobics class, of 30 to 40 women. >> we're going to show you a lot more of the strange blog that he wrote. said he'd been planning the shooting for more than a year. but wanted to see the results of the presidential election. chris cuomo is there, outside pittsburgh. and he has the latest. good morning, chris. >> we also have our other breaking story we want to talk about, first. we want to show you live pictures from burbank, california, this morning, where a plane carrying the american journalists and former president bill clinton will land late their morning. >> that's right. euna lee and laura ling arriving home, after spending nearly five months in their north korean prison. what happened behind the scenes? we'll bring you that in a moment. >>> right now, let's get to chris outsi
a lot to his home country of argentina. he served as the chief of the latin america western hemisphere program at the international monetary fund. welcome back to the dialogue. he will start us off, also he has written a paper on mexico, which he sounds a little bit like a pessimist. >> think you very much. in deference to your very strong feelings, the oi will now a power pointpoint. this is a great opportunity. we are extremely knowledgeable. when i used to go on mission to mexico, i was always very interested in my counterpart. it was intellectually challenging, but always a pleasure to visit some diego and how much i could learn. and lisa has been working on these things for a long time. standard and poor's has been the tougher and the most objective of the agencies in dealing with mexico. let me just start by saying, mexico is in its worst economic crisis since 1995. the gdp is expected to fall by about the same percentage as it fell in 1994 and 1995, when i was dealing with it, and where the hair i did not lose up the time turned very great. -- turned very gray. the problems mexi
. huh. the new lightweight hp mini netbook with windows and america's largest and most-reliable 3g network built in. only 199.99 with mobile broadband plans from 39.99 i am-- speechless, envious. wanna be me right now. getting one. >>> welcome back to the most news in the morning. 26 minutes of a the hour. it's a long way from mexico but coastal maine, believe it or not, has become an emerging market for mexican drug cartels. >> the drug in demand, not marijuana, cocaine but heroin, a story you'll see only on american morning. >> reporter: when you think of the war on drugs you think inner cities, new york, chicago, l.a., d.c., but coastal maine? you may be surprised to hear heroin has become a huge problem too big to contain. lighthouse, lobsters. >> heroin, more heroin. >> and heroin? >> it's scary. >> thousands of miles from the drug cartels of mexico, this bucolic place in a mecca for heroin use. this detective has been working for decades. he says he's seen it all but never this. >> my case load for heroin has tripled over the last three years. >> that's incredible. >> yeah, i
some face. we go the two journalists out of there and instead of hard labor they'll landing in america closely. >> and it's proof that bill clinton can still pick up the chicks. >> leave it to you, jim. >> you are so bad. >> he did. but the funny thing is al gore is still waiting for them and he'll be there with a little umbrella and the global warming. it's a good thing for the president and hillary is in africa so she's nowhere to be found. he always upstages everybody. >> they are both doing a great job. >> and congress getting set for the vacation, and some say not its best time to take off. you're sending them off in style. >> we're taking a vacation also. >> we're out of here. >> i hope you two get along on your vacation together. >> we will. >> allison back to you. >> i love it. and that's the line of the day. >>> it is now 7:43 on this wednesday morning. her family says she was a working mom who put her children first. that description adding me to the mystery of why she drove the wrong way down a highway for nearly two miles with a van full of children, setting off a deadly ac
that you can say that in north america could repel this kind of attack. we do not have that yet. >> there is a lot of talk on this topic on the hill. jim, i think you have been there for quite a bit of it. i know there is a lot of talk about self regulation to some degree. there is a lot of organizations that regulate how they handle their security. is that the right approach? is self regulation a key factor? is that the approach to take for ensuring security across different markets? >> the way i think about this is that the model that we want to take as goldilocks. i will explain why it is a good model. why do european companies do badly? they are overtaxed and overregulated. they do not want to be in the box. at the wrong kinds of regulation are too much regulation and then on the other hand, there is the fate based approach which lets everyone do their own plan. if you want a historical example, you can read a novel called "the stockyards." i have a song from chicago on how you make sausages. so, you have to hot and 2: goldilocks would tell you to go for the one in the middl
.s. intervention against spain over cuba. we can perhaps talk about that more later. but that was america's entry to the world stage and a crucial event in the life of the country. the really exciting episode in the newspaper war in new york at the time. by the end of about three years hearst had emerged not only as the largest circulating publisher in the city, but the voice of the democratic party in the u.s. and the voice of the left really in the u.s. at the time. he went on to found what was the greatest publishing empire in america. it was comprised of about 28 daily newspapers and a bunch of magazines. after a radio network in addition to his motion picture empire. of course hurst on the blocks of manhattan real estate, ate, as . all started with his success in new york city. that made the empire he built possible. that is generally what the book is about. i'll leave it to allen to guide us through the rest of the conversation. >> there are a number of ridings of hearst. what was it that convinced you there was more to say? >> well, it was the way other biographers treated his journalism t
page friday night said that the america i know and love is not one in which my parents or my baby with down syndrome will have to stand in front of obama's death panel so that his bureaucrats can decide, based on a subjective judgment of their level of productivity in society, whether they are worthy of health care. such a system is downright evil. as you node, president called that outland issue? >> why don't they put that up -- >> he's not the chief adviser. he's written three articles from 1996 and 2008 that include some of those phrases. >> the standards. >> those phases up here nowhere in the bill. let me respond to what's in the bill. the only thing in the bill would allow medicare to pay for what they say is voluntary counseling on end-of-life issues. >> i think people are very concerned when you start talking about cost controls that a bureaucracy -- you're asking to us trust the government. now, i'm not talking about the obama administration. but the government. you're asking us to decide that we believe that the government is to be trusted. we know people who have said r
wife inside america's new rootless professional class i objected to that, to the publisher's decision to call this glass new. it goes back to the origins of world trade to the east india company and hudson bay company. there is nothing particularly new to be a fruitless soldier and diplomat or preacher or businessman or woman for decades ibm employees have said the initial stand for i have been moved. what is new, the relos themselves, the breadwinners -- i will start -- what is new is growth in numbers of corporate relos, a figure i estimate to be about 10 million people, that is the breadwinners themselves and their families and how that has grown with the growth of the american economy. american foreign trade to cite a statistical the goods and services we buy and sell abroad has leaped from about $400 million in 1970 to over 3 trillion now as companies american and foreign compete. they need people to carry their banner and build business far from home. you've not heard the word reloville because i made it up. it is about workers and families frequently relocating, they are see re
captions by vitac >>> good morning, america. and this morning, town hall showdown. as the frenzy grows over health care reform -- >> you don't trust me? >> the president tries to separate fact from fury, but is it working? >>> right-hand man. he helped bernie madoff steal billions from investors, now he says he's ready to name names. >>> and american father, fighting for the young son he says was stolen and left in an italian orphanage. he joins us live with his dramatic story. >>. >> a jewel heist out a hollywood movie. how did crooks steal sz 65 million worth of jewels s in d how did crooks steal sz 65 million worth of jewels s in d daylight? captions paid for by abc, inc. >>> good morning, alongside chris cuomo, i'm robin roberts diane sawyer is off on this wednesday, august 12th. president obama becoming a sort of fact-checker in chief. >> he hasn't seen the ugly scenes we've seen elsewhere, he's the president after all. but look at los angeles this morn, people lining up for free health care. >> so let's begin with our senior white house correspondent jake tapper with th
care, just saying there's a high level of anger because federal government is seen in middle america as going way over in the last six months and it's going to be a long august. >> we need to point out that particular clip played, that was philadelphia. >> that's not philadelphia, mississippi. it's a very blue city in a very blue state. >> joe, look, i think there's really something out there. i was talking to my sister. she said this weekend there was some 7,000 or 10,000 out in columbus, ohio in the square. you've got the tea party groups. you've got the groups concerned about the jobs. you've got the health care thing, the birther things. i think this is all -- i think this thing is reaching a certain critical mass of populist hostility and resentment to washington. i don't think it's pro republican or pro democratic, but a lot of this tea party stuff -- it's like the perot movement i think in the early 1990s. >> like the perot movement in '92, also like what i saw on the campaign trail in '93 and '94, there are a lot of democrats and a lot of independents who got out who just cou
him. if everybody else knew what i knew about you. if america knew what you were like, one on one, personally. i would tell people about my encounters with him. just a few. but what a warm, wonderful guy, with a great sense of humor. again, guy on the opposite side politically of me, but a guy with no problem trying to reach out with republicans who used him as a punch line. >> you were talking a while ago about the issue of guns and the second amendment and conservatives and republicans. we don't know what the president is going to say when he steps up in front of the cameras at 9:30 or there abouts. one thing you can say about ted kennedy, take it to the bank truth, he was a man without cynicism. he was a man with no hate in his heart. in this day and age, when the bloggers and some of the cable chatter and the divisions in this country is so deep at that level, at the media level and the things that were written and said about him, right up until the moment he died. he had no hate in him. >> right. >> no cynicism about our government and our country. >> as doris said, he became
of people being negative on the left and on the right and everybody saying this is the end of america as we know it. you're -- i home hopeful. you're hopeful, too. you think this reset, this fundamental reset is great for america in the long run. >> i do. it's happened before many times and taking a bit of the long view, not discounting the real pain that people feel when the moments happen and they're out of jobs but, yeah. i think it is time after a very long run in one direction to sort of sit down and get a little sane. >> a year ago i was complaining every day about the fact that we as a country had a 0% savings rate. or germany. germany had a 10% savings rate. did they -- while i was -- >> not yet. >> still wasn't. >> yeah. >> all right. i was hoping it would have kateri katerina vitt on our side. we're up to like 7%. we are healing ourselves. like you said, a lot of people in pain but in the long run may be a great, fundamental reset for america. >> the idea that you just can't have it all for nothing, that there is finally no such thing as a free lunch is a good thing to be whacked
america's servicemen and women front and center speaking at the convention in phoenix and vowing more money and help for vets struggling to deal with life after combat. let's go to our senior white house correspondent, ed henry. what was the president's basic message to the vets? >> reporter: urging more patience in afghanistan, a war that has been going almost eight years, the president telling me that the fighting is fierce, that the u.s. will not defeat the tlaliban overnight. out here on the streets of the convention center, some of the groups that used to stalk president bush about the war in iraq are beating up on president obama, claiming he's escalated the war. interesting, as well, mr. obama defended his strategy by taking a page out of the bush playbook, and that's not sitting well with all veterans here. some say they want more details from this president about his strategy. >> this is not a war of choice. this is a war of necessity. those who attacked america on 9/11 are plotting to do so again. if left unchecked, the taliban insurgency are will mean an even larger safe ha
entry about, quote, death panels. >>> bad loans are still a big threat to america's banks. a congressional panel overseeing the $700 bailout that even though the financial system has stabilize, banks are holding billions of dollars in bad loans and many of the banks could fail if unemployment goes higher or the commercial real estate market collapses. >>> the streak is over. the cost of a gallon of unleaded regular went down overnight by .2 cents. the national average is $2.64. >>> i've noticed a correlation here. gas prices go up until we discover it and then we say something about it and then they go back down again. >> that's powerful. >> we talk about that all the time. >> why are they not watching -- >> exactly. >> stephanie elam here this morning for christine romans, minding your business. good morning. >> good morning. gas going up, overdraft fees going up too. go to the bank. >> finding ways to make money. they're hiking the fees on people. >> i saw this bank where you had to put a quarter in the door to get it open i'm kidding. >> you're making that up. interesti
reform in america. >> virginia's democratic congressman gerry connelly, thank you for joining us. >>> a couple breaks up and a big fight over their dog begins. $40,000 later, dexter is still in limbo. - ( microphone feedback ) - whoa. hi, i'm john. all: hi, john! going to college and need a laptop. what do you got? you, in the top corner. our next class laptops could be perfect for you. we got student feedback and designed them specifically for college. are they legit brands, though? boom! we partnered with hp, toshiba, sony and dell. okay. uh, what's the square root of 841? 29. announcer: laptops designed for college and thousands of people eager to help. >>> msnbc, more news now. michael vick back in the news but this time it has nothing to do with his push to get back into football after serving time for dog fighting. this week he got a conditional reinstatement from the nfl but now the disgraced quarterback is helpi topping a new poll of the most disliked athletes. number two and three go to baseball players, manny ramirez and alex rodriguez. good morning. carl, michael vick
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's the tradition of america. this country wasn't built just by griping and complaining. it was built by hard workers and taking risks. and that's what we have to do today. >> now, i have spoken to some owners of rv dealerships here and spoken to the local mayor and what they say is that things are actually getting better. they say that the stimulus has helped a bit. about $14 million already pumped in from the federal government to this area. and now 19% now dip down around 16%, so it has got analytal better but, obviously, far worse than the national average of 19.5% and that's why you have republicans back in washington saying the stimulus has helped on the margins, but has not provided the jolt to the economy that the president really promised, chuck. >> the rv industry so sensitive, gas prices, too, you have to imagine that. talk about health care. how is the president keeping the momentum for reform when congress is taking a month off? >> good question, we'll see a lot of him on the road, not just here in indiana, but a swing out west, as well. all about the president trying to recaptur
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: welcome back. in the months leading up to the november elections. the youth of america made their voices heard in unprecedented way supporting the president. yet, when it comes to health care, the young people seem to be absent from the debate. where do they stand on universal coverage and how do they feel about footing the bill. joining us today, we have got from barnard university, lauren salts and bernie wineberg is from new york, university. meanwhile david alaska -- i have messed this up. lauren is from barnard. david alaska is from nyu. kate is from barnard and barry wine guard is from columbia university. thanks for joining us. >> thank you. >> have you been watching the debate on television? >> i definitely have been watching the debate on television. >> what do you think? >> i think that health reform from principle is a good idea for young people. i think the current form of the bill is unacceptable. >> because there are a lot of people, barey, in your age demographic who are eligible to buy health insurance right now. but they don't want to because they figure, you know, devel
-american. and the wine business in general in america took off and people started to really appreciate wine and the healthful quaties and enjoyment. wine is a no-lose situation. it's good with your meal. you can learn about it. you can have a wonderful wine for $10 or even less, and then you can have one that's even more wonderful and it never stops. it just goes up and up and up. and the wine business took off, and i suddenly found i had a company that was doing real well and i had equally gotten involved with these resorts that i had built for the fun of it. so i decided, well, now i can finance my own movies. tavis: it is an amazing, amazing journey that you've been on. is there anything -- i don't know that there is. but if there is, francis ford coppola would know. is there anything we don't know about "apocypse now"? it seems that it's been written about everything that happened on the set to keep that project from being made. is there anything we don't know about the making of that film? >> well, you know, i always like my children to be with me. so i had a little rule with my wife t
a little more bread. repower america. i hope our senators are listening. >>> welcome back to the most news in the morning. 13 minutes past the hour now. a tearful reunion after 18 years in captivity. jaycee dugard's first emotional words to her mother, mommy, i have babies. jaycee back home with her real family but it's a tough road ahead right now adjusting to life after spending 18 years with the couple that allegedly kidnapped her when she was 11. jeff gardere, clinical psychologist talks more. difficult story. disturbing story, actually. >> horrible story, yes. >> seems to be so many elements but let's start with basically how it is that she adjusts. we heard she is with psychiatrists with her family, her mother needed to get her sister to come there for support. >> stepsister, yes. >> authorities at the same time seeing whether or not, you know, she is okay to be the mother of these two kids. how does all of this start to take place, this reintegration. >> it happens simultaneously. we know that she did see her mother, reunification. that's the best thing. at the same time, we have to
himself? >> bill clinton didn't humiliate himself. he did the right thing. what i'm saying is america in this sense. you have a former president of the united states which is an enormously influential figure going to beijing and in effect asking for -- pyongyang and asking for the release of these hostages. he's been called if you will by a brutal dictator. bill clinton did the right thing. here's the thing, chris. look what hillary clinton was saying there. she is saying don't take this as though this was our government doing this because we've still got a tough policy. she knows in asia, people are saying what is going on. >> face, i know. >> it's more than just face. it's is the united states going to cave. >> what i find interesting the diplomacies about finding not where the zero sum operates because that's where you get nothing done. one side is going to lose, one side wins. when one side gets something big to them, earnst hon ger, head of east jaernlgs all he wanted his whole life was to come to the united states and be received at the white house. all his life. in other words,
al qaeda, america doesn't care beyond that. >> peter bergen, appreciate it. michael, stick around. we'll talk about iraq and i want to talk about an especially terrifying day in baghdad. iraq's prime minister blaming al qaeda in iraq and loyalists for grizzly bombings at the foreign and finance ministries, nearly 100 dead. hundreds more hurt. michael, what do you make of this, six bombings, 95 dead, the deadliest day of violence since the u.s. pulled back from the cities. what happened? >> this is welcome to iraq. this was happening under the u.s.-led offenses, under the u.s.-led war. i remember when i was there not so long ago, just before i left, 80 died in one day. today the death toll's 95 or so -- 100. this is part of a long-running campaign. >> the prime minister said they're going to have to, quote -- this is going to lead to the, quote, reevaluation of our plans and security mechanism. is it possible they would re-evaluate the u.s.'s position of pulling out? >> i know the u.s. command there would like to redeploy troops to the north, around mazoul and some villages up there. t
today. and i think in the 21st century in the united states of america, now is the time to bring them into the insurance market, and focus on how to have those insurance markets work. have more competition, more transparency, more choice. you're right, we have huge health care problems today, but the real answer to me is not more public health, not more single-payer, not more national health, but more transparency where you can empower consumers to make choices for what is best for them. and then address the uninsured issue, the 20 million hard core. but you don't have to do what president obama has promised people in the past and that is to give all 46 million people a very expensive health care plan like the president has or the united states senator has. >> larry: but you are not as some on the left are charging saying the republicans just don't want health care reform? >> no. listen. i was majority leader of the united states senate and under our leadership, under republican leadership and working with president bush, we passed about a $600 billion health care plan that gave affor
in america, please give max baucus a big round of applause. >> reporter: in private, top presidential advisers acknowledge the fight has reached a critical stage because the opposition has gained some steam. capitalizing on anger over federal bailouts and debt at many congressional town hall meetings. >> -- the government has these powers to take over health care? >> reporter: by comparison the president's town hall here was pretty tame, though he did get one pointed question that reflected the strong opposition he's facing. >> we keep getting the bull, that's all we get is bull. you can't tell us how you're going to pay for it. the only way you're going to get that money is to raise our taxes. you said you wouldn't. >> look, you are absolutely right that i can't cover another 46 million people for free. >> reporter: but the president did not shrink from the challenge. and vowed again he will not raise taxes on the middle class to pay for the difference. >> when i was campaigning, i made a promise that i would not raise your taxes if you made $250,000 a year or less. that's what i sai
. the health plan in america is a co-op. >> well, even if there are those that would like to see the democrats go it alone, that's not possible in your mind because of the structure in the senate? >> knwe don't have 60 votes in e senate of healthy senators. how will you get to 60 votes? you have to have republicans. it's arithmetic, and not ideology. >>> contessa brewer has the balance of the day's news. >>> california investors found a body of the swimsuit model that disappeared over the weekend. police say a television reality star is a person of interest in this case. let's talk to john in california. tell us what you know about this story. >> reporter: good morning, contessa. jen kins is now the person of interest in this case. there are some out let's claiming that his attorney contacted the pd to set up a meeting between them to talk about this investigation. the police are saying that's not the case, because they have not heard from anybody representing the jenkins. and being a person of interest, he should have already contacted them. the fact that he has not makes him appear a little
took responsibility. >>> also, a young mom like millions of moms across america goes out for an evening walk on a country road not far from her own home talking away on a cell phone. the boyfriend on the other end hears screaming "please don't take me." her voice never heard again. she vanishes without a trace. that cell phone discarded on someone's lawn two miles away. as we go to air, the ground search expands. u.s. marshals and cadaver dogs hone in after an anonymous tip. more private video of missing mom released. we have the video. tonight, where is kristi cornwell? >> our thoughts and prayers are with kristi cornwell and her family. the mom of a 15-year-old was abducted. the last tips, the tips were called into the show "america's most wanted" saying she had been taken to a rural area in cleveland. cleveland county in north carolina. >> detectives are searching about 200 miles away from blairsville, georgia, in an area in the kings mountain area of north carolina. authorities say an anonymous caller was vague but gave them an address where cornwell can allegedly be found. >> i thi
. >> the journalists had been held since the middle of march. it's not clear when they will return to america. >>> we should know the future of the "cash for clunkers" program by the end of the week. the senate will vote on whether to extend the program before it recesses friday. democrats are poised to pass a bill to add funding to the program to keep it running. under the plan drivers can cash in their gas-guzzling clunkers for cash towards more fuel-efficient vehicles. >>> eyewitness news first broke this story and now the governor wants the baltimore city police department's mounted patrol saves. adam with the latest. >> reporter: it will end in 12 weeks unless donations help keep it alive. martin o'malley expressed his support. as mayor he occasionally rode the mounted patrol saying they are important in fighting crime. baltimore police foundation is currently collecting money to cover the care and food for the animals hopefully to keep that program alive. >> thank you very much. remember, wjz is always on. to make a donation, read more about the issue, log on to wjz.com. >>> efforts to save nat
america here. she works for a big company. and you know what, the public option won't really help her. it won't affect her at all. it won't do anything, and the reason is probably because her employer won't be allowed to join it. so, the public option means different things for different people. >> elizabeth cohen, appreciate it. >> thanks. >>> if you have a thought, a rant, a question, on public options or anything else regarding health care, here's a few of the towns where lawmakers are actually listening today. but here's a heads up, texas congressman lee green is requiring ids at his town hall meetings, he claims 'yote an effort to disrupt previous meetings. and the health care reform don't have the street corners to themselves anymore, halfway through the make-or-break month, people are showing up and speaking up. more about that next hour. >>> and if you want to know more about health care debate and how it could affect you and your family, check out the special health care in america on cnn.com, you can get the latest on fact checks and i-reports, you can even read the bills, j
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in america than any other nation on earth. large part is being wasted. things that really aren't necessary. we've got to get to the bottom line, the most effective way to keep us healthy. prevention and wellness are not stressed in the current system, but they save money. there are ways for us to tighten the cost side of it and not sacrifice our basic, quality health care. >> when we were talking about individuals having responsibility for buying insurance, do you believe that if we're going to give everyone in america the right to quality coverage, it also comes with a responsibility? >> well, it does. i hope that we can encourage people, maybe even financially encourage people to do the right thing. some companies are having dramatic success in insent vising their employees to have healthy lifestyles. the cost of insurance is going down at those companies, so it is a win-win situation if you have the right goals. i think that ought to be part of america's health care future. >> thank you. >>> we're watching for a news briefing from al gainny county. a man opened fire on women working out
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